Funnel Weaver (album)

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Funnel Weaver
Studio album by Buckethead
Released February 15, 2002
Genre Experimental rock
Length 60:06
Label Ion
Producer Funnel Bats & Hooligans
Buckethead chronology
Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse
(2001)
Funnel Weaver
(2002)
Bermuda Triangle
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Wilson & Alroy 2/5 stars [1]

Funnel Weaver is the seventh studio album by Buckethead. The album is very different from his previous works in that it is made up by 49 very short tracks, primarily consisting of heavy metal guitar riffs and noodling on top of samples and drum machine loops. The album features no original vocal performances, but some voice samples are scattered through the album. The shorter track lengths may represent music which could later be developed ("Funnel Weaver"). The album has also been described as a collection of intro tracks reminiscent of the Slaughter Zone section of Bucketheadland.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Blind Centipede"   0:53
2. "Kurtz Temple"   2:03
3. "Covert"   1:11
4. "Death Card"   1:02
5. "R.I.P."   1:01
6. "Plans Within Plans"   0:39
7. "Eye in the Sky"   0:56
8. "Freezer Burns"   0:57
9. "Sky Drones"   0:56
10. "Operation Gateway"   1:17
11. "Bantam Rising"   1:43
12. "Combat Shadow"   0:24
13. "Azzim's Lectures"   1:23
14. "Channel of Secrets"   0:44
15. "Comet Shower"   1:19
16. "The Worm Turns"   1:34
17. "Silhouettes Against the Sky"   1:31
18. "Sleeper Agents"   1:33
19. "Recreational Cryonics"   1:24
20. "The Blind Sniper (Fred Rogers)"   1:40
21. "Atlantis Found"   0:57
22. "The Spider's Web"   1:17
23. "Blue Crystal"   1:23
24. "Reaping the Whirlwind"   1:00
25. "The Hills Have Eyes"   2:54
26. "The Other Side of Midnight"   0:49
27. "Sea the Hollow Man"   0:49
28. "Unsound Methods"   1:05
29. "Hall of Records"   1:33
30. "Aluminum Clouds"   1:26
31. "Lost Threads"   1:21
32. "Killing Mask"   2:44
33. "Rattlesnake Hill"   0:54
34. "F-4 Phantom"   0:58
35. "Stub Pylons"   0:58
36. "Armour Piercing Projectile"   0:42
37. "Stolen Identities"   1:18
38. "The Shriek of Revenge"   1:16
39. "5-Card Trick"   1:24
40. "Caretaker of Memory"   1:01
41. "The Kingdom of Nie"   1:07
42. "Kangaroo Kranes"   0:51
43. "High Seat with the Devil"   1:16
44. "Jessy"   1:30
45. "From the Foxholes"   1:20
46. "(F.L.I.P.)"   0:43
47. "Frozen Head"   1:51
48. "Who Is the Enemy"   0:34
49. "Nappler Radar"   0:54
Total length:
60:06

Notes[edit]

  • Track #2, Kurtz Temple, and track #18, Sleeper Agents, have the same exact drumbeat.
  • Track #3, Covert, and track #4, Death Card, have almost the same exact drumbeat. The only difference being that Death Card has a flanger effect over the drumbeat.
  • Track #16, The Worm Turns, and track #30, Aluminum Clouds, have almost the same exact drumbeat. The only difference being that Aluminum Clouds has a flanger effect over the drumbeat.
  • Track #32, Killing Mask, and track #37, Stolen Identities, have almost the same exact drumbeat. The only difference being that Stolen Identities had a heavy delay effect over the drumbeat.
  • Track #44, Jessy, includes a sample from the 2000 movie Chopper.
  • Some song titles refer to movies such as The Hills Have Eyes and The Other Side of Midnight.

Credits[edit]

  • Recorded in the Coop.
  • Mastered at TDRS Music by Travis Dickerson.
  • Assistant: the Frozen Brain of Shingles.
  • Thanks: Norm, Frankenseuss, Travis, Shingles' frozen head, the bust of Mike Brady, Big D.
  • Samples: LA Riot Drums, Brain, Bill Laswell, Big Beat, Chopper.
  • Artwork: Bryan Theiss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buckethead and Praxis". Warr.org. Retrieved 2011-11-11.